You wanted the truth about unlimited phone plans and a surprising amount of guidance around fast food. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Kogan Mobile Dumping High-Usage Customers
With the offer of unlimited Australians calls and texts and 6GB of data on a Telstra network for $29 a month, Kogan Mobile has been a popular prepaid choice since its launch last December. But like most unlimited plans, the company's acceptable usage policy (AUP) allows it to ditch customers whose usage is deemed "unreasonable", and it seems Kogan Mobile is actively pursuing that policy and getting rid of some high-volume users.
- Why Nobody Should Buy Hungry Jack's 'Twosdays' Deal, Ever
4700kj. That's the total kilojoule count of Hungry Jack's two-for-one Bacon Deluxe 'Twosdays' offer, which is available on each Tuesday throughout the month — beware the Ides of March.
- Want To Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now
Happiness — in your business life and your personal life — is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the things listed below.
- 'Unlimited' Pre-Paid Mobile: What Do You Really Get?
Just how 'unlimited' are Australia's unlimited pre-paid mobile phone services? We compare the small print of each telco to see how much phone usage is actually permitted — along with your chances of getting disconnected from the service if you overstep the mark.
- Justin Bieber's Writing Is A Terrible Example For His Fans To Emulate
At Mind Your Language, we've always said that accuracy matters, no matter what the context. An error-laden rant from pop singer Justin Bieber reminds us that wealth and the adoration of thousands of teenage girls is of very little help when it comes to writing well.
- Takeaway Truth: KFC Grilled Taster Box
Takeaway Truth is a new occasional Lifehacker feature where we compare marketing images against what you actually get served. Today: KFC's Grilled Taster Box.
- People Are Still Buying Kogan Mobile
Our report earlier this week about how Kogan Mobile is enforcing its acceptable usage policy triggered a wave of mainstream media coverage and lots of complaints from angry customers. However, it doesn't seem to have stopped people signing up for the service.
- Top 7 Jankiest Life Hacks That Actually Work Wonders
Sometimes, DIY isn't pretty. In fact, sometimes it's downright ugly and rickety, but it's cheap and it works. Let's give some homage to our favourite janky, amazing hacks from over the years.
- Five Best Google Reader Replacements
We're all seriously bummed about Google Reader shutting down. However, while its departure does leave a big RSS-shaped hole in the universe, there are others news reading apps and services out there stepping up to replace it with syncing features and easy import tools to keep you organised. In this week's Hive Five, we're going to highlight five of the best, based on your nominations.
- Apple: Music Prices Not Our Fault, And Please Don't Compare Us To Woolworths
Apple is the first big name off the rank to appear before the IT pricing inquiry in Federal Parliament today. Apple's local MD Tony King blames the pricing difference on what Apple gets charged by record companies, but he's not comfortable with acknowledging Apple's dominant role in music and doesn't seem to want to do anything about it.